The epistles in this part of the MS are numbered αʹ–λζʹ in the margin by the main scribe. The reference numbers, below, are from Richard Foerster’s edition.
p. 1357; p. 11304; pp. 1–21154; p. 2738; pp. 2–3857; p. 3132; pp. 3–4355; p. 4237; p. 4253; pp. 4–5688; p. 51060; pp. 5–6248; p. 61039; pp. 6–71134; pp. 7–81411; p. 81397; pp. 8–9909; p. 9818; pp. 9–10150; p. 10121; pp. 10–11359; pp. 11–12796; p. 12511; pp. 12–13301; p. 131288; p. 13323; pp. 13–15578; p. 15964; p. 1520 (Ep. Bas. et Lib.); pp. 15–16327; pp. 16–17333; p. 17746; pp. 17–18331; p. 18372; p. 18809; pp. 18–20369; p. 20282
Watermarks: Front flyleaf watermarked with interlocking CC surmounted by crown; cf. H. Voorn, Danish and Norwegian Paper Mills and their Watermarks (Hilversum, 1959), type III. 1: 1647, ‘Royal Cipher CC addorsed and crowned upon patriarchal cross – unknown Danish paper mill’. Part of this symbol was subsumed in the more famous Orholm Fabrique watermarks, cf. Fiskaa, Letters no. 42.
There are marginal annotations in Greek and Latin by various hands and in various shades of brown or greyish-brown ink.
A recent hand has drawn crosses in ink besides the beginning of each letter, and some annotations of contents e.g. (p.85). The same or another hand has drawn pointing hands.
The scribe uses a dull reddish brown ink for his elaborate penflourished initials and numbers, as well as for enlarged dots used as dividers for the insertion of the addressee’s name.
No rubrication. Initials missing or added secondarily.
laced-case binding over pasteboard, sewn on four supports. Tail endband oversewn with green silk; head endband missing due to spine damage. Handwritten spine title and label. Warped.
In good condition except for the top of the spine, where there is rodent damage; a rectangle of modern paper has restored a portion of the top margin of pp. 1–2, cut out (presumably in order to eliminate marks of ownership). The paper is stained in various places, e.g. at pp. 8–9, and the outer margin of pp. 17–105. pp. 179–189, are markedly stained by water damage. The first few lines at pp. 106–107 are stained in light brown. Some modern paper reinforcements in the fold of the first few quires.